I remember the exact moment my passion for motorcycles began. I was overheating in ill fitting clothes uncomfortably cramped up on the pillion seat of a Superbike. I felt the front of the bike raise up as I glanced the speedo over the riders shoulder that read a clear 122 mph. Unintentionally smiling I gripped tighter … Continue reading My first motorcycle experience
You would be forgiven in thinking that you drove past three lines of security guards, hoards of people and onto a professional cycling road race when traveling to your local shops. More and more frequently there are groups of ten or more riders travelling in a make shift peloton on public roads. At a quick … Continue reading Keeping cycling simple and realistic
Something about old diesel soothes me. If I am struggling to sleep I think of the quiet hum of an arctic rig flawlessly heading down the M6; it works every time. For some reason it is a Mercedes truck in my mind as I imagine the shifting light as it waves over the front badge … Continue reading What is it about trucks and tractors?
The union cycliste international (UCI) is the governing body for professional cycling. They run and oversee the major races in the years calendar setting routes and rules as they go. From fairly recent actions it appears that they act quickly but not harshly in regard to how the race is covered and monitored. Watching cycling … Continue reading The UCI is the Law
Cycling’s diversity never ceases to disappoint as there is such a range of bicycles and environments that you can cycle. I have ridden all shapes and sizes of bikes in a myriad of environments but today was a new experience. 15 minutes into a taster session at a Velodrome and I was banked over with … Continue reading Velodrome Taster
Four weeks on and I have learnt a lot. I have had some breathing space and time in the garage to contemplate my current situation. I wrote last time about the joy of owning a used Japanese motorcycle and the trill of completing your own maintenance on these machines. Personally, I have not been disappointed. … Continue reading What have I done?
I was on the passenger side of my sister’s horse box with the taste of straw in my mouth and the stoneage diesel engine beneath my feet as I was scrolling through pictures of the motorcycle I was on the way to collect. I had spoken to the seller beforehand who was trying to talk … Continue reading Striking gold just off the M5
With world-class respect and a proven rugged reliability its odd that people use motorcycles so little and buy/ sell them so frequently. This is especially true for Japanese motorcycles. I personally see no reason why certain motorcycles should not last as long as cars. I am not talking about high revving, highly stressed examples but … Continue reading They don’t make em like they used to
Individuals can sum up touring generally and incredibly to ignite curiosity in anybody. There appears to a culture now of gaps years, back packing, yearly holidays and world travel. Fortunately Motorhead existed and before Ian Lemmy Kilmister died he offered fantastic insight into the realities of touring as part of a rock n roll band. … Continue reading Touring is never boring
Slogans, images and words appear all around us that we associate with lifestyle and beliefs that link with what we buy. Sometimes it is just the name or image that we remember of a company opposed to a product. Sometimes it is product led and other times advertising does not promote a company or product … Continue reading Advertise beyond product